Church to host Velvet Ridge

July 19, 2010 CONCORD — Gospel music group Velvet Ridge of Bald Knob will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at Mount Zion Baptist Church, located on Highway 87 South in Concord. Snacks and fellowship will follow. Donations will be taken. The event is open to the public.

Women’s choir to sing

July 19, 2010 MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Ozark Folk Center will host the 10th annual Women of Mountain Music concert at 7 p.m. Saturday in the large auditorium. Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for children 6-12, with family tickets also available.A choir will be made up of women who work in a number of different venues at the park. Also performing will be Mothers’ Cabin, Jo Fudge and her Music Roots student, Niki Green.

Woman reports vandalism, thefts to officers

July 19, 2010 Shortly after getting a call around 10:30 Tuesday night from a man saying she owed him a lot of money, Maria Figueroa said she saw two Hispanic men on a blue/gray motor scooter stop in front of her house on Elsie Street and damage her son-in-law’s car.Figueroa told Deputy Fred Friar that the man riding on the back of the scooter, and dressed in a white T-shirt and white pants, got off and walked to the rear of a Toyota 4-Runner and plunged an unknown object into the rear tires, causing one of them to go flat.

Several stolen items recovered

July 19, 2010 MELBOURNE — Two youths were arrested Friday after being named suspects in a number of burglaries.Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said officers from his department were assisting the Hardy Police Department with locating two suspects in a Sharp County burglary, when police learned information regarding thefts and burglaries that occurred in Izard County.Lawrence identified the suspects as Chase Hussung, 18, of Sharp County and a male juvenile of Melbourne.

Correction to 14 July Wanted List

July 19, 2010 Due to incorrect information supplied the Guard through local police documents, Bettina Farris was incorrectly listed in a July 14 sheriff’s wanted list.

Heat warning extended

July 19, 2010 TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The National Weather Service is extending an excessive heat warning for parts of eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas.Meanwhile, a heat advisory for northeastern Arkansas was canceled and a flood warning issued for the Cache River.The weather service in Tulsa on Sunday extended the excessive heat advisory until 7 p.m. Tuesday for 25 counties in eastern Oklahoma and three in western Arkansas. A heat advisory is in effect until 7 p.m. Tuesday in northwestern Arkansas.

C-Ridge plans meeting

July 19, 2010 NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board will consider the purchase of a used school bus when it meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the board room at 1502 North Hill St., Newark.Agenda items also include a financial report and bills as well as commodity bids for the 2010-11 year.Meetings are open to the public.

Meeting postponed

July 19, 2010 The Batesville Airport Commission meeting set for tonight has been moved to 6 p.m. July 26.Airport manager Mary Amos said numbers have been painted on runway, and crews will be back in August to stripe the runway due to a shortage of paint.

Batesville board meets tonight

July 19, 2010 New Batesville School District Superintendent Dr. Randy Willison will head his first meeting of the Batesville School Board when it meets at 5:30 tonight in the district administration building at 955 Water St.Agenda items include facilities and principals’ reports and consideration of a student insurance bid.Meetings are open to the public.

Newport man dies in crash

July 19, 2010 One person was killed and another injured in a one-vehicle accident in Jackson County early Saturday morning.Arkansas State Police Trooper Daniel Riley said Johnny Ray Taylor, 46, of Newport was driving his 2000 Ford F-150 pickup south on Highway 367 near Newport just before 3 a.m. when he crossed the fog line and over corrected causing the truck to go out of control and strike a bridge rail before rolling over.Riley said Taylor his passenger, 39-year-old Rickie Ann Aust of Bald Knob, were not wearing seat belts and were thrown out of the truck.